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Police appeal after 79-year-old Cabus biker dies in collision with JCB

Posted on - 23rd May, 2020 - 12:50pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Tony Hindle with his wife Christine
Tony, pictured here with his wife Christine

Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after a 79-year-old motorcyclist from Cabus died in a collision with a JCB Telehandler.

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Anthony Hindle, known as Tony, sadly died after his Suzuki motorbike was involved in the collision on Hollins Lane in Forton on the afternoon of Thursday 21 May. He suffered serious head and chest injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the JCB, a 22-year-old man from Scorton, was not injured. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and drug driving, but has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Sgt Martin Wilcock said: “Our enquiries are continuing into the collision and we are piecing together exactly what happened.

“Did you see the incident but haven’t yet spoke to us? Do you have any dash cam footage? If so, please speak to us immediately.”

In a tribute, Tony’s family said: “Originally from Clitheroe, Tony attended Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and had a PHD in Ergonomics. His entire 30 year career was spent as a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University.

“Tony, who resided in Cabus, was the producer for the Garstang Gadabouts, a theatrical performance group. He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Christine, his sister Sheila, daughter Penny, sons Giles and Adam, as well as six grandchildren and a great grandchild. 

“We would like to thank family and friends for their ongoing support and would also like to thank Lancashire Police and North West Ambulance Service for their care and dignified response throughout the incident.”

Anyone with information can call on 101 or email 365@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log 0912 of May 21.

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